Summary: To show that the blood of JESUS CHRIST gave us forgiveness from sins and we are now set free to do GOD's will.
Are you a wilful sinner? Did you volunteer to sin?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that the blood of JESUS CHRIST gave us forgiveness from sins and we are now set free to do GOD's will.
Hebrews 10:18 (Amplified Bible)
10:18 Now where there is absolute remission (forgiveness and cancellation of the penalty) of these [sins and lawbreaking], there is no longer any offering made to atone for sin.
Hebrews 10:18 (Contemporary English Version)
When sins are forgiven, there is no more need to offer sacrifices.
Thank You very much LORD JESUS because of Your own blood shed, I am forgiven, set free from sin, guilt have been removed and punishment cancelled, there's no more need for sacrifices and offerings for the One Perfect Sacrifice You've already done.
Sacrifices Are No Longer Needed
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels-J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Sins are forgiven and penalty for sins cancelled
"Now where there is absolute remission (forgiveness and cancellation of the penalty) of these [sins and lawbreaking],"
Hebrews 10:2 (Amplified Bible)
10:2 For if it were otherwise, would [these sacrifices] not have stopped being offered? Since the worshippers had once for all been cleansed, they would no longer have any guilt or consciousness of sin.
Sins, iniquities, guilt of sin and penalty required for sin are all cancelled. The word "remission" or "aphesis" in Greek means:
1. release from bondage or imprisonment
2. forgiveness or pardon, of sins (letting them go as if they had never been committed), remission of the penalty
To illustrate, for example you're living beside a river, now for practical purposes, you have a boat, a swim suit, any tools needed to swim in the water, then suddenly the river dried up, then you no longer need these vehicles for water and your water suits and other tools for water.
Matthew 26:28 (Amplified Bible)
26:28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which [ratifies the agreement and] is being poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Acts 2:38 (Amplified Bible)
2:38 And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 1:7 (Amplified Bible)
1:7 In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor,